Hotel in Detail:The Holiday Inn Stratford City is a modern purpose built hotel opened for the first time in 2012, in time for the London Olympics. Branded as a new generation hotel.
Bedrooms are finished in a cotemporary style. Every bedroom has desk area for work or leisure complete with adjustable chair and all rooms can pick up a wireless internet service (charges apply). Other amenities include a digital flat screen television, air conditioning and hot drink making facilities. The bathrooms have a bath, toiletries supplied along with a hairdryer. The windows can be opened by guests and all bedrooms are non-smoking.
The executive club level bedrooms come with extras such as free WiFi, stocked minibar, mineral water, chocolates, magazines, sofa bed, bathrobes and upgraded toiletries.
The restaurant and bar have expansive views out over the Olympic Park while the lounge area provides a relaxing environment for drinks and snacks. An outside terrace allows for pre-dinner drinks and cocktails with colleagues on the outside terrace before dinner.
Twenty Twelve restaurant: serving European cuisine. Located on the reception floor. Stadium terrace allows for alfresco dining.
Open for hot breakfast buffet and dinner.
The Stadium Bar Lounge and Terrace: Serves coffee or a light snack.
The Holiday Inn caters for both business and leisure guests and provides a business centre. Here you can make use of the following services: Copying, Courier Service, E-mail & Internet, Fax, Computer available, Printer, High-speed Internet Access and Secretarial Services.
Leisure facilities include the 24 hour gymnasium with cardio machines, flat screen TV's and views of the Olympic park.
There is a beauty suites open to both hotels guests and shoppers at Westfield shopping mall. The beauty suite offers facial treatments and Swedish, hot stone and deep tissue massage. Dermalogica is used for facial treatments while natural and holistic oils are used for massage. Equipment includes a luxury pedi-station and Excel massage beds.
Public areas are air conditioned. 7 meeting rooms cater for up to 90 delegates.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube & Railway Station: Stratford (London) 123 yards (112 metres), DLR Station: Stratford 0.1 miles (0.2 km), Motorway: M11 Junction 4 4. 1 miles (6.6 km).
There are few Hotels that can lay claim to being as close to such expansive shopping and sporting facilities as the Holiday Inn London Stratford City. Actually past of the massive Westfield Stratford City shopping mall, the largest in Europe. Boasting more than 300 big name branded retail outlets and nearly 2 million square feet of space plus over 1 million square feet of office space. Transport links for the Holiday Inn Stratford City are excellent as Stratford is served by 3 different rail networks, tube, mainline and the international London-Paris Eurostar link. (do not confuse with the well know Stratford-Upon-Avon home of William Shakespeare ad a totally different place). Stratford is also home to major bus and coach station and is the gateway into central London from eastern routes. Additionally London City Airport is within 3.6 miles. The hotel is on the doorstep of the Olympic Stadium built for the 2012 London Olympic Games making it among the best placed for accommodation for the Olympic facilities. Indeed the main Olympic facilities are within a 5 to 10 minute walk. The location is in east London, just over 2 miles from the Docklands/Canary Wharf district (and linked via the DLR Docklands Light railway) and 6 miles from the heart of London and the West End W1. The City of London which is often called the square mile and which is the financial centre in London is less than 4 miles from the Holiday Inn while the Excel exhibition centre is 2.8 miles .
Bedroom Numbers: 188
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 11.00 am
This hotel has averaged a score of 4.4 out of 5 by 3627 past guests
>>>Booking.com (average customer rating 4.3 out of 5 from 1784 reviews)
>>>Tripadvisor (ranked 246 of 1140 for Hotels in London and rated 4.5 out of 5 from 1843 reviews)
Parking:Public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not possible) and costs £15 per day.
Internet:WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Pets:Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.
More hotels from this chainIf your only looking for the Holiday Inn chain take a look at your closest options:
Holiday Inn Whitechapel: is 3.0 miles (4.8 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 87% and rates start from about £84.
Holiday Inn Bloomsbury: is 5.4 miles (8.6 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 80% and base rates begin at about £102.
Holiday Inn Regents Park Hotel: 6.1 miles (9.9 km), rated at 80% and with rates from around £102.
Holiday Inn Camden Lock: 6.2 miles (9.9 km), rated at 89% and with rates from around £98.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 88% by past guests. The London average is 79% and the average for 4 star hotels is 80%. Therefore this hotel is above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole. Holiday Inn Hotels across the chain average 79% so this hotel is one of the better rated Holiday Inn hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 188th from 865 London hotels, 2nd of 24 Holiday Inn Hotels, and 70th of 333 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Also close by and a similar hotel (3.7 miles, 6.0 km) would be the 4 star Hotel Indigo London Tower Hill, whose lowest rates start at about £113 and which has a 90% guest satisfaction rating. The Hotel Indigo London Tower Hill also offers: free WiFi.Looking for lower base rates? Then another option might be the Westbridge Hotel. 0.3 miles from here (0.5 km), has scored 89% from former guests and whose lowest rates start at about £69.
Can we suggest something with a higher guest score? We suggest the 5 Star Batty Langley's seems like a possible option, and some 3.5 miles (5.6 km) from this hotel. The Batty Langley's has an extremely high guest rating of 96%, one of the best rated London hotels.
Local hotels analysed:The 50 hotels nearest to this location (10 Chestnut Plaza Westfield, E20 postcode) that we list cover a 3.2 miles (5.1 km) radius. They breakdown as follows: 4 five star hotels (average rating 90%), 17 four star hotels (average rating 84%), 17 three star hotels (average rating 82%), 9 two star hotels (average rating 71%) and 3 one star hotels (average rating 64%). Top 4 star hotel is Radisson Blu New Providence Wharf at 91%. Overall the best rated hotel is Intercontinental London O2 Arena (5 star) at 92%.
Base Rates: A look at how hotels compare for starting rates (base rates). These published rates are long term rates so do not take account of special deals and offers. The average starting rate looking at all the nearest hotels to this location is £76 per night. The cheapest standard rates begin at £35 at City View Hotel (1 Star, 54%) while the highest base rates are £204 at Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel (5 Star, 90%). Averages listed for each individual star sector: Five Star average: £146, Four Star average: £87, Three Star average: £69, Two Star average: £52 and One Star average: £41.
Our in-house ranking based on guest ratings but adjusted for influencing factors ranks Holiday Inn Stratford City 15th (joint) of the 50 local hotels and 8th (joint) for the 17 four star hotels in the area. 34th of 50 (8th of 17 four star hotels.) for base rates ranking. Scoring the hotels rates and review score together we rank the hotel 14th of 37 when judging value for money (MOXY London Excel was top).